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Alberto A. Ebanks

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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Licensed for 28 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/17/2022

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Posted by Olga | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I highly recommend Mr Evans he took my son's case and made us feel like we were family my son's case was very complicated and this man went out of state to visit my son he went out of his way to the way he had to do merry professional very kind we thrilled with everything he did for us it was very patient with my son and with me as a mother of having a child in jail sometimes I was very complicated I have to say that I gave him a hard time but why can't I do I'm a mother working witness the event representing us was an experience that we never had before we have finally found the lawyer who actually had empathy for us and for our case we are forever grateful for his service he treated my own son like one of his boys thank you for everything you did for us to even me and my son would always have you in our hearts
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Posted by Louis | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesomely
Alberto Ebanks is an amazing attorney who if not the best certainly in the top 5 best attorneys in NYS. Mr. Ebanks exceeded my expectations going above and beyond to handle my case. Modern day Johnnie Cochran. After terminating my previous attorney, I reached out to Mr. Ebanks through a referral from a friend. Within just 2 days of me retaining his services he was able to reach a resolution with the prosecutor. It hasn’t even been a full 2 weeks and he managed to have my case dismissed of all charges. Anytime I had a question or concern I could call him or text him and got an immediate response. He called me frequently and kept me updated and informed on my case. My previous attorney was very lazy, overly white privileged and full of expletive. Making comments suggesting that the all accused claim to be innocent, when I was in fact innocent. I have no idea how Mr. Ebanks was able to make progress but she couldn’t. All she kept saying was my case is adjourned because of COVID. Well Mr. Ebanks managed to get the job done and did far more work in 2 days than she did in the 4 months she had my case. I highly recommend Mr. Ebanks for all criminal matters. Unlike other attorneys, I swear that my review is written genuinely with all do integrity. You are welcome to contact me about my experience as well. When considering an attorney use referral from friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magnificent
Mr. Ebanks cleared me out of a case that I had absolutely no fault, but almost everything in my current stage of life to risk. He is very knowledgeable, solid, articulate, and effective beyond my original expectations.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further.
Al Ebanks is thoroughly professional, forthright, honest, committed and engaged. He returns phone calls and texts in a timely manner. I am so glad that I hired him. He was personable and supportive. And- he got the job done.
Posted by Benjamin | January 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
25 YEARS
What a blessed year my family now have to look forward too and this is only possible thanks to God almighty and then The year 2016 was a rough year to say the least, i was charged with attempted murder (yeah, i know)which carried 25 years in prison. My life as i knew it turned upside down, not to mention what it did to my family. I started my search to find the best lawyer in New York and came across a few, one of them was Mr. Ebanks. He took my appointment and was very honest and straightforward, he said he was currently busy with a few other cases and wouldn't be able to give my case his undivided attention,which was actually commendable for an attoney not like the snakes who usually take your money and ignore you afterwards, which I'll come to learn the hard way. We proceded to hire an attoney we knew but wasn't 100% comfortable with, but time was of the essences. Well, long story short he wasn't the best choice but did the basic job of getting me bail of $500,000 (prosecutors painted a scenario of who they thought I was, with NO EVIDENCE to back it up with). We made bail, thank god and proceeded to look for another lawyer we went through over 5 other top New York lawyers, which cost a pretty penny. The last lawyer was with the bar association and is now under investigation due to his misconduct with my case, not to mention i was remanded with that lawyer (flight risk, no evidence) It was a never ending nightmare. I wasn't able to do anything being incarcerated, so my wife had to step in and retain another lawyer. It was now over a year and we were rightfully sceptical about hiring yet another attorney. I told my wife to give Mr.Ebanks a call again (fingers crossed), she said once she mentioned my name Mr.Ebanks remembered the entire case from a year ago, which stood out to her. This is when our prayers were answered, Mr.Ebanks said we actually called just on time, he just finished a case and was available. Let me tell you, from months of headaches with those other lawyers, having a lawyer come in last minute on a big case such as this and shake things up, was a relief. My wife is a strong minded individual and to have her rave over the phone about Mr.Ebanks good work ( answered all her calls/text messages and allowed her to voice her opioions not just brush her off )made me happy. Mr.Ebanks hired his team of specialist and an assistant and we went to trial. We started trial in June of 2017, this was Mr.Ebanks chance to show the jurors what we already knew, and that he did. Well dressed and ready for war stood Mr.Ebanks in the court room. He has this calmness about him that puts everyone at ease in a very uncomfortable situation, but when he got into it with the prosecutors he got what he wanted, his voice heard. I was actually shocked during trial when he got loud, he's not that type of person but that's just the passion he puts forth. The one and only withness was found to have committed perjury to the grand jury and during trial, the evidence Mr.Ebanks produced was overwhelmingly in our favor. The judge gave me another bail of $5,000 and sent the case to a different court, Mr.Ebanks stood strong by our side. We went to court in October 2017 and the prosecutors dropped all charges, I was fully exonerated. What! Do you understand what that feels like? To be in jail for over 8 months for a crime you didn't commit.To see the look on the lying coward who tried to destroy my life and the prosecutors who failed to do their jobs but labled me as just another bad guy, was priceless. I am forever grateful to Mr.Ebanks and his team. This man never judged me, he used the evidence and defended me and yes i know he jeopardized alot in the legal world, being that he held no pensioners he made mention of the lack of judgements made by both the prosecutors and detectives. We appreciate you,may god bless you
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Posted by Vaughn Simmons | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service! Quick results!
I had a desk appearance ticket that will now be sealed in 90 days. I also missed the court date and avoided being arrested on merit of a bench warrant due to Alberto, Noel, and the great staff. Very professional.
Posted by Ventura | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!
I am beyond satisfied with Mr. Ebanks, he is by far the best lawyer I've ever worked with. Mr. Ebanks worked diligently on my case, despite all the difficulties with my case, his knowledge and skills were helpful in solving it within three months. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of help. He is highly competent, efficient and professional in his work. Quite simply a great attorney and a great person with wonderful qualities. If you need a lawyer, he's your guy!
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Posted by Linda | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Ebanks
I have had the pleasure of retaining Mr Ebanks for a criminal matter and I have to say that he was very sufficient as well as readily available for any assistance that was needed . I would definitely highly recommend Mr Ebanks for his services to anyone I might encounter in need of legal representation
Posted by Wen | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr.Ebanks has provided me with excellent representation during various cases that I have been involved in. Mr. Ebanks is very competent in all aspects of the law. Mr. Ebanks will go the extra mile to get a good outcome for your case. Highly recommended.
Posted by W.C. | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alberto is the best!
I was falsely accused of a criminal act by my ex-spouse during a contentious divorce. Alberto put on a rigorous defense and helped present evidence that completely exonerated me. The DA had offered several plea bargains that would have made the case go away faster, but all would have involved a blemish on my record for something that I was not guilty of. Alberto recognized the injustice in that and continually pointed this out to the prosecution. His tenacity caused more senior DA's to get involved in reviewing the evidence. They ultimately dropped the charges completely. Thank you Alberto!
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Posted by Gary | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I could have never asked for a better lawyer. Very attentive and makes sure he has time for his clients
Mr Albert E Banks is the best in the business. Has great relationships with all parties and knows the law inside out. He will not take ya money just to take it and he goes into each and every case with pure intentions of winning. Nothing less. He is absolutely worth every dime I've been through a lot trust me but he is the best in the business
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Posted by Vito | May 18, 2015
Soaring Legal Eagle
I was facing a seasoned prosecutor who wanted to serve me. I was facing 8-25 years. Al knew there was something wrong with the DA's grand jury presentation. The judge ordered an incamera inspection and dismissed the indictment on Al's motion. The DA scampered out with the proverbial tail between the legs. Mr. Ebanks is an intellectual with compassion and drive. I recommend his services across the board!
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Posted by John | May 10, 2015
Seeking Essential Legal Representation
A few years ago a family member of mine was in desperate need of immediate legal representation in Federal issue. I knew we had a big problem and I was completley uneducated and inexperienced in seeking legal help. Neither myself or any of my family members had ever been in trouble or needed legal help of this magnitude. Essential Legal Representation was in need IMMEDIATELY. I knew my family member was innocent but all odds seemed to be against us at first until we were in contact with Mr. Ebanks. A friend referred me to Alberto Ebanks. I contacted Mr. Ebanks and explained the situation. Immediately, Mr. Ebanks was on the case. He made me feel assured that we would get the immediate help that we needed. We were updated almost daily. After approximate 3 months the case as closed and all charges were dropped. Mr. Ebanks and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Mr. Ebanks again and again. We could never thank him enough.
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Posted by Ali | May 3, 2015
You need a lawyer that cares
I have no words to describe him. His amazing and humble person. He is fighting my case and calls me to check up on to see if I am ok? No one does that but him no matter what happens in future just want to say. You are The BEST. And yes guys if you are reading this based on my experience go to him before any lawyer of after you will find out yourself that how good he is.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Exceptional Lawyer
Alberto Ebanks is an outstanding attorney. He helped me tremendously, more so than I ever could have imagined. He handled all aspects of my case with compassion, respect and immense competence. He is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer who truly fights for his clients best interest. I highly recommend Alberto Ebanks to anyone looking for a fantastic lawyer.
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Posted by Adrian | March 11, 2015
Amazing job
When I needed a lawyer who would listen, care, and defend me. Mr. Ebanks is that person his professionalism and understanding was beyond what I could hope for. My mom and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Rafael | August 11, 2014
The search ends here!
An outstanding individual with an amazing sense of customer service. Alberto Ebanks has helped me so much, not just in the court room, but as well as my life. He guides you through any process with the upmost sincerity. This is the attorney you need!
Posted by rob keeney | February 23, 2012
The best lawyer i ever seen.
Al Banks is by far the best lawyer i ever used in my life. Not only does he have high profile clients but he also is there for the everyday man like myself. When i first met him, i could tell immediately that he was going to do his best for me. And just like i thought, he did. He made me feel at ease. And i knew that everything was going to be okay. He should write a book, like a go-to guide for other lawyers on how to do things right. There is no way that i will ever use another lawyer ! ! !
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Owner
  • The Ebanks Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ebanks & Sattler LLP
  • 1998 - 2015
  • Counsel
  • Deentz & Serrins
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx County Distirct Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Megale & Mirro
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Fabolous dodges rap
  • Charges Dropped

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Law Society
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Al is a fine lawyer and a wise choice for representation in a criminal defense case!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ebanks is a first class criminal attorney. I would trust him with my most important clients. He has had over two decades of experience. Few people know more than he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al Ebanks is a superb lawyer who has earned his reputation for being a successful advocate on behalf of his clients."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Alberto A. Ebanks
Alberto A. Ebanks
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation